The Florida Ports Council on Monday postponed a summit scheduled for Feb. 22 and Feb. 23 in Orlando, as the future of trade between the U.S. and Mexico is in flux.
The port summit had been billed as bringing together seaport directors with business leaders and officials from Mexico.
"Understandably, there has been much uncertainty given the current state of negotiation and trade discussions between Mexico and the U.S.," council President and CEO Doug Wheeler wrote in a memo. "And while we remain encouraged about the opportunities to continue to increase ocean trade between Florida seaports and Mexico, we also feel discussions from this summit would be more productive at a time when more information and clarity can be provided."
President Donald Trump has vowed to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Trump views NAFTA as a "one-sided deal" in favor of Mexico. Port officials have said they hope Trump will look at the overall contents of NAFTA and maybe only consider "tweaking" parts of the 22-year-old agreement.
Mexico is Florida's 10th largest trading partner.
The state exported more than $1.6 billion of goods to Mexico in 2015, according to the Ports Council.